Rick and Morty: "A Rickconvenient Mort" Team Talks Emotional Gut Punch

If there's one thing we can say about writer Rob Schrab and director Juan Meza-León's episode of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's Rick and Morty, it's that "A Rickconvenient Mort" was much more of an emotional gut-punch than we were expecting or had gotten in quite some time. In fact, we don't remember a time when every storyline in-play offered these powerful silences that forced viewers to stay in the moment (check out our full review here). But whether you saw the episode as a blunt, tough-love argument that mankind's attempts to save the planet at this point are useless or an outing that shows signs of hope for the family dynamic, there is a ton to unpack. Thankfully, the creative team behind the episode is here to offer some help.

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In the following clip, Harmon, Schrab, and Meza-León explain what makes this episode so special and offer a breakdown of how the emotional chapter came together:

Next up, we have a look back at Morty and Planetina's heartbreaking love affair via music video, set to the tune of "Flowers", featuring Ryan Elder & Mark Mallman:

Finally, a look back to the moment Morty met Planetina's four "kids"- who aren't exactly the wide-eyed altruists for the environment than they used to be:

Kicking off with the season-opener "Mort Dinner Rick Andre," the titles for the fifth season include "Mortyplicity," "Forgetting Sarick Mortshall," "Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort," "Rick and Morty's Tanksploitation Spectacular," "Rickdependence Spray," "Amortycan Grickfitti," "Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion," "Rickmurai Jack," and "A Rickconvenient Mort." Now here's a look at the final official trailer for Adult Swim's Rick and Morty:

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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